To know after absence the familiar street and road and village and house is to know again the satisfaction of home.

Hal Borland

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.

Freya Stark

Absence is to love what wind is to a fire; it puts out the little, it kindles the great.

Comte Debussy rabutin

Absence makes the heart grow wander.

Gerald Barzan

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

William Cowper

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; And every little absence is an age.

John Dryden

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

Carl Sagan

He that fears your presence will hate you absence.

Dr. Thomas Fuller

I dote on his very absence.

William Shakespeare

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

Chuang Tzu

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

English Proverb

The absence of war is not peace.

Harry S Truman

In the absence of facts, the IAAF cannot and will not do anything.

Istvan Gyulai

They have not wanted Peace at all; they have wanted to be spared war -- as though the absence of war was the same as peace.

Dorothy Thompson

We'd like to talk to him and see what he knows. He's conspicuous by his absence.

Mark Fulghum

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

Havelock Ellis

Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.

Harrison Ford

What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain.


The surest test of discipline is its absence.

Clara Barton

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

St. Augustine

The absence of goals is a false problem for him.

Carlo Ancelotti

Health is not simply the absence of sickness.

Hannah Green

Solitude: sweet absence of faces.

Milan Kundera

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.

Don Williams, Jr.

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

Michael Crichton

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

Henry Kissinger

Being oppressed means the absence of choices.

Bell Hooks

Judicious absence is a weapon.

Charles Reade

Each day of absence is a further day of suffering for these population.

Hamadoun Toure

A short absence is the safest.


Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

He said my absence would be the only way to heal the rift.

Gene Cisewski

It must be remembered that the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

Randall Price

In the absence of facts, people believe what they want to believe.

Jeff Butler

Conspicuous by its absence.

John Russell

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Sextus Propertius

Stocks are now swinging to every bit of news in the absence of big leads.

Deven Choksey

We would be a lesser place without the H-1Bs, and the benefits to our patients would be lesser in their absence.

Bruce Larson

In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it.

Erwin Rommel